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Little Girl's Puffy Sleeve Sweater

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins Primary.
  • Crochet Hook: US I-9.
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 11 dc = 4"; 6 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size 2 years; changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 years are in parentheses.

Chest: 18 (20, 24, 26)".
Length: 10-1/2 (12-1/2, 14-1/2, 16-1/2)".

NOTE: Sweater is worked beginning at armholes. Half the armhole sts are worked across Back to center. Backs are then joined. Sleeve sts are picked up along opposite edge of armhole and worked to cuff. Sts are picked up along lower edge of Back for Lower Back. Remaining sts of armhole and sts picked up along edges of Back are worked for Fronts, ending at center Front. Peplum is worked from lower edge of Fronts and Back.

SWEATER
Right Armhole and Back
Ch 26 (30, 34, 38), slip st in first ch to form ring. Place marker for beginning of round.
Armhole Round: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each ch around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch – 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.
Upper Back
Rows 1-6 (7, 8, 9):
Ch 3, turn, dc in next 11 (12, 14, 15) dc, place marker in first st worked, leave remaining sts unworked for Front – 12 (13, 15, 16) dc.
Last Row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in each dc across.
Fasten off.

Left Armhole and Back
Ch 26 (30, 34, 38), slip st in first ch to form ring. Place marker for beginning of round.
Armhole Round: Ch 3, dc in each ch around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch – 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.
Upper Back
Row 1:
Ch 3, dc in next 11 (12, 14, 15) dc, place marker in last st worked, leave remaining sts unworked for Front – 12 (13, 15, 16) dc.
Rows 2-6 (7, 8, 9): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc.
Last Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each dc across.
Do not fasten off.
Joining Upper Backs: With right sides of both Upper Back pieces together and working through both layers, sc in each st across to join Backs.
Fasten off.

Sleeves
Round 1:
With right side facing, join yarn in any space between 2 dc on Round 1 of Armhole, ch 4, (counts as tr here and throughout), 2 tr in same space, [working in space between dc, 3 tr in each space] around, slip st in top of beginning ch – 78 (90, 102, 114) tr.
Rounds 2-3 (3, 4, 4): Ch 4, tr in each tr around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Decrease Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in every other tr around, slip st in top of beginning ch – 39 (45, 51, 57) hdc.
Decrease Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in every other hdc around to last st, hdc in last st, slip st in top of beginning ch – 20 (23, 26, 29) hdc.
Next Round: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Last Round: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around, slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Lower Back
Row 1:
With right side facing, join yarn in first st along lower edge of Joined Backs, ch 3, dc 24 (28, 32, 36) sts evenly across edges of Lower Backs – 25 (29, 33, 37) dc.
Rows 2-5 (6, 9, 11): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.
Fasten off.

Left Front
Row 1:
With right side facing, join yarn in marked st of Row 1 of Upper Back, ch 3, dc in next 14 (17, 19, 22) unworked sts, dc 10 (12, 16, 20) sts evenly along edge of Lower Back – 25 (30, 36, 43) dc.
Rows 2-6 (7, 8, 9): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across,
Fasten off.

Right Front
Row 1:
With right side facing, join yarn in last row of Lower Back, ch 3, dc 10 (12, 16, 20) sts evenly along edge of Lower Back, dc in next 15 (18, 20, 23) unworked sts of Row 1 of Upper Back – 25 (30, 36, 43) dc.
Rows 2-6 (7, 8, 9): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across,
Fasten off.

Join Shoulders
Place markers 1¼ (1¼, 1½, 1½)" either side of center Back seam for Back neck.
With right sides together and working through both layers, slip st edges of rows of Front and Back together, easing in fullness and leaving marked section .

Peplum
Row 1:
With right side facing, join yarn to lower corner of Left Front, ch 1, sc 12 (13, 16, 17) evenly across lower edge of Left Front, sc 26 (30, 34, 38) across Lower

Back, sc 12 (13, 16, 17) evenly across lower edge of Right Front – 50 (56, 66, 72) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 11 (12, 15, 16) sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, hdc to end of row.
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across– 50 (56, 66, 72) sc.
Row 6: Ch 4, turn, tr in each sc across.
Edging Round: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first tr, 3 hdc in each tr across bottom edge, turn 90 degrees to work up along front edges of Peplum, work 6 sc along edges of Peplum (up to row 4 of Peplum, ch 60 (60, 70, 70), sc into row 3 of Peplum, forming a long loop, and in each st along Front edge, sc 6 (6, 7, 7) sts along skipped sts of Back neck, sc in each st along opposite Front edge to row 3 of Peplum, ch 90 (90, 100, 100), work 6 sc along edges of Peplum, slip st in first st. One of the tying loops IS longer than the other.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Pull chain through skipped sts on Row 3 of Peplum and tie chains together to close.

(4 medium) RED HEART® Super Saver® Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multicolor, heather and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141g), 260 yds (238 m) skeins

Abbreviations: ch =
chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = triple or treble crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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